that would be shared by the Nickerbeans. One of my favorite things that
I made were these wall hangings. I made one for over each bed and they
were so easy and oh so cute. I especially love them against the black
wall. The black wall might be a bit much for some (including my husband)
but I really do love how it helps everything else in the room pop. For
the record, I offered to repaint it in case it bothered him that much,
and it didn’t, so black it shall stay.
I knew I wanted something colorful (and cheap) for over their beds. Something that would make a statement.. I went to pinterest and started looking for inspiration. These two posts are what I liked most:
This cutie was made out of paper. Very pretty but since I knew I wanted to use felt, I decided the hearts might not come out as pretty as this– I am all about efficiency and not much about perfection..
Then this one. Cha-ching. Love the stick as the hanger #free, love the shape of the felt #easy and I set off cutting a million tiny rectangles out of a few good colors of felt.
So in case you want to make one too, here’s what I did:
After cutting the shapes I wanted. I cut pieces of yarn to the same size. I used a big needle and strung it through.
I decided to string every piece with the same amount of stitches, didn’t matter big or small. I also tied a knot at the end of the yarn, not because the felt would slide off but because I didn’t want the Nickerbeans taking initiative and removing them all for me….
I strung the pieces with no pattern, rhyme or reason. The only thing I did do, was string a lot more of the magenta color, because number 1, I had more of it and number 2 I wanted them to have some kind of main color..
After all of the “sewing” was complete, I hot glued them onto the sticks I found in the backyard. There was no measuring, just eye balling. I did make sure that each hanging had the same amount of pieces.
I hung them up with tulle which I already had around the house. (Every year, I make their Halloween costumes and every year, they consist of tulle.) Once they were up, I trimmed the yarn to be a little more varied. That’s it! It was so quick, easy and makes such a big, fun impact above the girls’ beds. Let me know if you make one! If I left something out or if you have any questions, just let me know!
Have you ever used felt for wall decor? Tell me about it.
Thanks for reading, friends!
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